An interview with Dwight Merriman examines the genesis of MongoDB, the first popular document database -- and where the dynamic NoSQL trend will go from here.
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Bookmaker WinUnited has put in place a MongoDB open source non-relational database from 10gen to bring its gambling products together and help it to better update betting odds in real time.
Arek Goralski, head of development at the company, says MongoDB’s adoption has been organic, over a two-and-a-half-year period, moving from department to department. It started off with his development team of seven people at the Malta-based business, then moved to payments, then marketing.
The cloud has a way of hiding much of what we used to fret about. Servers are boxes, and boxes are meant to be interchangeable. You push the button and you log in. It's just a box, and there's no need to spend much time thinking about it because it's a commodity.
SoftLayer is one of the companies fighting the commodification of the servers, at least a bit. SoftLayer is still selling servers by the hour and offering a cloud of machines that starts up on demand, but it's also making the server purchase more like it used to be. You have plenty of options, some of which include getting a raw machine that's yours, all yours.
At arriving at the Skirball Center at NYU - I was immediately excited to see the 860 seat auditorium was sold out. CES? what CES? This crowd wasn't pining for the crowds of Vegas. They were full on NY Tech Entrepreneurs and Developers - fired up to see what was going to be unleashed on the stage tonight.
Finally - a NY Tech rock star - 10gen.
10gen (The MongoDB Company) - 10gen is the company behind MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database. 10gen.com / mongodb.org @10gen / @mongodb
Now, I have to confess - I'm not a developer. So I don't have the slightest idea what they're talking about. But it was great to see real code on the screen - and the crowd clearly liked geeking out on developer innovation. So, I'm a fan - even if I don't speak DB.
TheServerSide had an interesting conversation with the field marketing folks working for 10gen, the people behind MongoDB... not completely unbiased when it comes to the world of data persistence, but her insights into what was going on over at Craigslist with regards to their big-data problem was interesting, to say the least.
TheServerSide had an interesting conversation with Samantha Kosko a little while ago. She's one of the field marketing folks working for 10gen, the people behind MongoDB, so she's not completely unbiased when it comes to the world of data persistence, but her insights into what was going on over at Craigslist with regards to their big-data problem was interesting, to say the least.
Email is a commodity, says Brett Goldstein, Chicago's CIO, and that's why he's moving it to a cloud. The Windy City said Thursday it is migrating email and desktop applications to Microsoft's cloud services for about 30,000 employees... Many governments have trouble bringing about change to their systems because of upfront investment costs. But Goldstein said they are addressing cost issues in part through open source. The city's Big Data initiative is being built on MongoDB.
While MongoDB planted its flag here a year or two ago, concentrating on ease of development and user education, with its latest release Couchbase has moved into the same open source space, claiming improvements in scalability and performance over its rival.
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Here are some specific trends we will see in the coming year in relation to cloud computing and data management.
Enterprises Embrace Distributed and Decentralized Approaches: To counter this infrastructure build-out and find new ways to implement big data, nascent distributed and decentralized models will gain broader acceptance in 2013. Part of this movement will also be driven by an attempt by companies to be more “green,” to better utilize existing infrastructure and, perhaps most importantly, to achieve higher global resiliency. Enterprises will look beyond just virtualization and embrace solutions that enable parallel processing, distributed databases, agile storage and highly scalable architectures. The big winners here will be the Hadoop ecosystem, Mongo DB and other open-source NoSQL databases, and OpenStack and other community open cloud platforms, such as Eucalyptus. Companies will also invest more in colocation facilities, such as Savvis or Switch, rather than building own their own data centers, even when implementing private-cloud solutions.
MongoDB Hand-in-hand with the big data revolution has been the development of non-relational databases required to do all of this big data analysis. While it is too early to declare a winner in the NoSQL race, MongoDB from 10gen seems to be leading the pack in terms of mind share and customers, not to mention capital raised. With a successful team of tech veterans, MongoDB is generally acknowledged as the leader, even by its competitors.